A pharmacist is going over the directions on a prescription bottle with an elderly patient. “Be sure not to take this more often than every 4 hours,” the doctor of medicine says. “Don’t worry,” replies the senior. “It takes me four hours each time to get the lid off!”
God’s pharmacy does not consist of pills and potions (which if prescribed, should be taken) but rather of fruits and vegetables. In the Bible, produce was man’s diet before the curse (Genesis 1:29) and will be man’s diet after the curse (Revelation 22:2). But how does one know which fruits and vegetables to take for each body function? God gives the answer in the fruit itself.
Carrot – A sliced carrot looks like the pupil and iris of the human eye. And carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
Tomato – A tomato has four chambers and is red in colour. So does and is the human heart. And tomatoes are rich in lycopene which helps prevent heart disease.
Walnut – A walnut looks like a little brain with two hemispheres and has folds similar to the brain’s surface. Nutrients in walnuts promote healthy brain function.
Celery (Rhubarb) – A celery stalk looks like a bone and both contain 23% sodium. Celery stalks help replenish sodium in the bones when drawn on by the body.Onion – An onion sliced looks like skin layers. Onions help clear waste materials from all the body’s cells. Onions also produce tears to cleanse the eyes.
Sweet Potato – A sweet potato looks like the pancreas which regulates sugar. The sugars in sweet potatoes are released slowly, thus not overloading the pancreas.
Grape – A cluster of grapes hanging has the shape of the human heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell. And grapes help increase blood flow to and from the heart.
Kidney Bean – A kidney bean looks like a kidney. Kidneys are the body’s filter and kidney beans contain molybdenum, a great filtering agent used by kidneys.
Olive – Olives look like the ovaries. A recent scientific study showed that women who regularly consume olives, lower their risk of ovarian cancer by one-third.
Mushroom – A mushroom when sliced in half looks like the human ear. Mushrooms aid hearing as their Vitamin D is good for the three small bones in the ear canal.
Ginger – A ginger root looks like the stomach. Ginger aids in digestion. This is why when you have an upset stomach, ginger ale helps to settle things down.
Broccoli – A broccoli head up close looks like hundreds of cancer cells. Cancer researchers say broccoli once a week cuts the chance of prostrate cancer in half.
Citrus – The insides of citruses (oranges, grapefruits, etc.) look like the mammary glands of the female and assist the movement of lymph in and out of the breast.
Banana – The banana is shaped like a smile and for good reason. Bananas cause the brain to produce serotonin, used in anti-depressant medications.
Ginseng – The ginseng root looks like the human body. It is a popular holistic cure for all ailments. It has been used by naturalists as a medicine for centuries.
Discretion forbids me from expounding on clams and figs as to their connection to male fertility, but the same truth is found as in all of the above.
The bottom line? Are the similarities of food shapes and body shapes just a freak of nature? I think not. And this all certainly helps us to understand what God meant when He wrote of the tree of life in heaven, whose produce is for the healing of the nations.